TI-160 Douglas DC-3
Aereos Centro-Americanos (TACA) was founded by Lowell Yerex, a New
who had attended university in Valparaiso, Indiana. In
1931 he founded TACA de Honduras and
expanded his empire over the years into a complex corporate structure
some six different
lines in as many countries in Latin America. (He also founded [in
1939] British West Indies
and [in 1941] Aerovias Brasil). All this in direct competition to
Juan Trippe's Pan American.
man indeed to go head to head with Trippe in business manners, and come
out as a winner.
above is a DC-3 of TACA de Costa Rica at San Jose
Airport in the mid 1940s.. TI-160
C-47A-1-DK (built as 42-92279 but flown by the RAF as Dakota 3
FL635) which had
operated by TACA de Honduras as YS-34.